Cradle to Grave

The sixth novel in the DI Marjory Fleming series

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Accused of murdering the baby in her care, seemingly cold and measured nanny Lisa Stewart maintains her innocence.  But when she changes her name and tries to run away, the terrifying threats always find her.  Is she an innocent victim of public anger?  Or a calculating murderer on the run?   Can DI Fleming, dogged by her own past, uncover the truth?

Hodder & Stoughton hb 2010    ISBN 978 0340 976975

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A welcome return for Templeton’s tough but tender DI, Marjory ‘Big Marge’ Fleming… The vivid characterisation, excellent description and a horribly looming sense of inevitability make Cradle to Grave a riveting read.

Laura Wilson, Guardian


Templeton can always be relied on to provide a well-written, cleverly-plotted, old-fashioned whodunit.

Marcel Berlins, The Times


A satisfying story with a well-balanced combination of human and criminal problems.

Jessica Mann, Literary Review.


Aline Templeton has created a classic whodunit which could easily have been penned by the queen of crime herself, Agatha Christie….  This is an intelligent, character-driven novel, skilfully plotted and well-paced from its leisurely start to its moving and unexpected climax.

Peterborough Evening Telegraph.’